Jeneria Lekilelei, a Samburu pastoralist from Kenya has been the face behind protecting lions in the Northern Kenya sanctuary.
Ghana-based startup Kolics Company Limited has been in the business of manufacturing ecofriendly footwear from recycled materials since 2017.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Morocco will benefit from an EBRD credit line of up to €20 million to Crédit du Maroc dedicated to green investment and the development of value chains.
East African Community partner states have been directed to enforce relevant laws to effectively ban the manufacture and use of plastic carrier bags with immediate effect.
The African Development Bank reaffirmed its full support for the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC), which brings together Cameroon, Niger, Nigeria and Chad, faced with the threat of the jihadist group Boko Haram.
The EIB has signed a financing agreement of EUR 120 million with the Arab Republic of Egypt to support the expansion and upgrade of the Alexandria West Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP).
The EBRD is boosting small businesses and green investments in Egypt with a US$ 82 million financial package to QNB Alahli, one of the country’s largest commercial banks, for on-lending to local enterprises.
South Africa has expanded its Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) to North America.
After a year when two severe cyclones contributed to a setback in growth, Mozambique looks ahead having made significant progress in maintaining economic stability and strengthening its external buffers.
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) lowered the Central Bank Rate (CBR) to 8.25% from 8.50%, citing a backdrop of domestic macroeconomic stability, potential risks to food supply and increased global uncertainties.
Globeleq, the leading independent power producer in sub-Saharan Africa, has signed a joint development agreement with the Togolese government to develop a utility-scale renewable energy project.
The Board of the African Development Fund (ADF) approved a $685,000 grant to strengthen Zimbabwe’s capacity to manage disaster risks.
The European Commission (EU) signed four guarantee agreements worth €216 million that will help unlock €2 billion to invest in renewables, urban infrastructure and start-ups in Africa and the Neighbourhood.
Microsoft has announced an ambitious goal and a new plan to reduce and ultimately remove its carbon footprint.
The Governments of Zambia and Zimbabwe with support from the COMESA Secretariat are planning a joint industrialization programme which will build on the experiences and lessons learned from the existing joint ventures.
The UK has invested millions in clean energy projects across Africa, to support the continent's growing energy needs.
The UK is partnering with five African countries to mobilise private sector investment in quality, environmentally-friendly infrastructure projects, International Development Secretary Alok Sharma announces.
Ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan reached a long-awaited agreement on the operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which will represent the largest hydropower project on the continent upon completion.
Vivo Energy Mauritius has been awarded ISO 45001: 2018 certification for its depots, the latest international standard which establishes requirements in terms of health and safety at work.
The International Development Secretary pledged new UK aid support to build the African cities of the future, so the continent can continue to thrive and reach its economic potential.
The AfDB has approved a $20 million investment in the Metier Sustainable Capital International Fund II, which channels funds to renewable energy and resource-efficient infrastructure projects across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Small and medium-sized enterprises in Egypt will benefit from a US$ 150 million financing package from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to the National Bank of Egypt (NBE).
A new Lesotho Poverty Assessment finds that poverty fell over a 15-year period, but poverty remains widespread with nearly half of the population living in poverty and 75 percent of the population either poor or vulnerable to poverty.
Donors of the African Development Fund (ADF) agreed to commit $7.6 billion to speed up growth in Africa’s poorest nations and help lift millions out of poverty.
The Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) has approved US$310 million of new funding to benefit developing countries across the globe.
The World Bank approved a US$275 million Disaster Risk Management Development Policy Loan for Morocco that contains a Deferred Drawdown Option for Catastrophe Risks (Cat DDO).
The President of Senegal Macky Sall announced the cancellation of the Bargny coal-fired plant, in line with the country’s commitments under the Paris Agreement.
The European Commission (EU) announced two new programmes totalling €31 million to boost investment and create jobs in Kenya.
TDB, EIB deepen partnership with $120m 15-year SME, climate action facility in Eastern, Southern Africa
The Trade and Development Bank (TDB) and the European Investment Bank (EIB), signed a USD 120 million 15-year SME and climate action facility to grow the relationship between the Eastern and Southern African countries.
World Bank approves action plan following inspection panel investigation of Uganda energy, water projects
The World Bank considered a Management Report and approved a Management Action Plan that respond to an independent Inspection Panel investigation of the Uganda Energy.
SAA has launched project Reya Fofa, a follow up to project Solaris which made SAA and Mango Airlines be the first airlines in Africa to operate commercial flights, powered by sustainable aviation fuel produced from nicotine-free tobacco plant.
The British Embassy in Tunisia announced a UK/Tunisia Sustainable Tourism Charter launched in Hammamet, one of the most popular tourism resorts for British visitors to Tunisia.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has supported the modernisation of Egypt’s oil industry with a $50 million loan to upgrade the oil refinery owned by Suez Oil Processing Company.
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) are working together to support a USD 154.0 million renewable energy financing framework in Zambia.
The African Development Bank launched the "Investia Enterprise" program to strengthen the dynamics of financial inclusion for Tunisian small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Following the attack of two vessels in the Gulf of Guinea last week, the International Transport Worker’ Federation called for urgent global and regional cooperation to fight piracy in the region.
The first edition of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science South African National Programme, highlights L'Oréal’s strong commitment to South African female scientists.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and its partners initiated the roll-out of 500,000 ethanol cook stoves to households in various wards of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has opened an office in Angola to deepen its support for private sector development and economic diversification the country.
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Economic Affairs Officer, Geoffrey Manyara says that capitalizing on tourism potential will significantly accelerate Economic Development in the region.
Horn of Africa countries launch regional initiative to forge closer economic ties, strengthen political climate
Five Horn of Africa countries have launched an initiative to forge closer economic ties, building on the improving political climate in the sub-region.
COMESA develops regional climate change resilience framework to withstand adverse climate change disasters for Member States
COMESA has developed a draft Regional Resilience Framework to build the capacity of its members to withstand disasters occasioned by adverse effects of climate change.
The African Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) and the OECD hosted a two-day meeting in Paris with a focus on how the private sector can help boost renewable energy investments in Africa.
Governors of the AfDB representing shareholders from 80 countries approved a landmark $115 billion increase in capital.
Innovative off-grid sanitation technology is among the innovations that could be used at municipal level to give residents across South Africa's equitable access to basic services.
[Chad] IFAD, partners launch project to help farmers adapt to climate change, boost agriculture sector
A new €81.9 million project funded by IFAD and partners will help more than 1 million vulnerable small-scale farmers in Chad improve their incomes and food security and boost an under-performing agricultural sector.
Angola becomes 8th Member State to sign Charter establishing SADC regional fisheries Monitoring Control Surveillance Coordination Centre
The Minister for Fisheries and Sea of the Republic of Angola signed the Charter establishing the SADC regional fisheries Monitoring Control Surveillance Coordination Centre (MCSCC) in Maputo, Mozambique.
47 countries make reforms to help farmers grow business, 4 African countries among top improvers, World Bank
Four countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are among the top ten reformers worldwide promoting favorable regulations for farmers in the areas measured, a report issued by the World Bank finds.
A group of Kenyan youth are transforming their urban community with public green spaces.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$560,000 from the US State Department to support WFP’s innovative fish farm in Algeria’s Tindouf refugee camps.
In Malambo village, Ngorongoro district, the lush forests and livestock that once flourished and the rivers that flowed year-long are now a distant memory.
[Angola] Drought and commercial cattle farming exposes tens of thousands to devastating hunger, Amnesty International
Tens of thousands of pastoral farmers who have been driven off their land to make way for commercial cattle ranches have been exposed to a greater risk of hunger and starvation as drought grips southern Angola.
Malawi receives $13.2 million for sustainable fisheries, aquaculture development and watershed management project
The African Development Bank Group has approved a $13.2 million financing package for a fisheries and aquaculture development project in Malawi.
International Organisation for Migration completes fish farming project to boost local economy in Niger
The International Organisation for Migration has completed a fish farming project to the benefit more than 6,500 people through its project Community Stabilization Initiatives in Northern Niger, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.
The DBSA has signed an agreement to reduce the cost of investing in South African renewables by boosting the private sector’s investment in wind and solar power in partnership with the Green Climate Fund (GCF).
Eni, Government of Angola deepen cooperation for efficient and sustainable access to energy resources
The President of the Republic of Angola and the CEO of Eni met in Luanda to discuss new community development initiatives that would contribute to the carbon neutrality of Eni's activities in the country.
FAW and Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) signed a historic conservation partnership for wildlife and people.
The European Union (EU) is providing €9.5 million in humanitarian funding to the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) in South Sudan to provide food and nutrition support.
Fugro’s Board of Management has appointed Erik-Jan Bijvank as Group Director for Europe and Africa, effective 1 January 2020.
IFAD has opened a regional office in Cairo to serve as a strategic rural development center for its work to reduce poverty, empower women and youth, and create employment opportunities in seven countries across the region.
Eni, Government of Mozambique strengthen cooperation for sustainable development and decarbonisation
The Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy in Mozambique and Eni Chief Executive Officer signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the definition of sustainable development and decarbonisation projects.
The Secretariat of SADC and the Africa Risk Capacity signed a MoU which lays the foundation for collaboration on matters of common interest related to disaster risk and financing for disaster management.
Tourism sector vital in East African Community, EALA calls for embrace of single tourism visa, report
A report of the Assembly on the Oversight activity on the Performance of the Tourism Sector in the region, wants the East African Community (EAC), to fastrack the conclusion of the EAC Protocol on Tourism and Wildlife Management.
UNIDO, Mitsui partner to raise environmental awareness, advocate for sustainable alternatives to plastic products in Africa
UNIDO and Mitsui have agreed on a collaboration and partnership framework to work to promote awareness of more environmentally sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic products in Africa.
During his visit to Senegal, the Member of the Commission in charge of International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, signed cooperation programmes for a total of €27.5 million.
The intra-Global Climate Alliance Plus (GCCA+) Programme on supporting Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Actions in the East African Community has been launched at the EAC Headquarters.
WCS, partners fit Elephants with GPS/satellite collars to reinforce ongoing protection efforts in Nigeria
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced that it has fitted six elephants with GPS/satellite collars over the past two months to further reinforce ongoing protection efforts in Nigeria’s Yankari Game Reserve.
About 30,900 rural people in the Kingdom of Eswatini will benefit from a new US$38.5 million project that aims to improve the prosperity and resilience of poor and vulnerable smallholder farmers and micro-entrepreneurs in the country.
The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) report has lamented over the declining forest cover in the EAC region, while calling for remedial measures to address factors hindering on the future sustainability of the Lake Victoria Basin.
The UK Secretary of State for International Development announced a new UK aid package that will help mobilise £500 million in private sector investment and create 50,000 jobs across Sub-Saharan Africa.
The U.S. Government is providing nearly $257 million in additional humanitarian assistance in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 to help the people of the Federal Republic of Somalia in Mogadishu.
The Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) Dr Abdulhamid Alkhalifa has signed a US$20 million loan agreement to support water and sanitation infrastructure in Rwanda.
The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) announced a ground-breaking partnership to enhance wildlife conservation in key protected areas in the country.
Bamburi Cement, through its waste management division Geocycle, has partnered with Vivo Energy Kenya to collect and safely dispose waste oil from Shell service stations across the country and Vivo Energy’s commercial customers.
African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina has pledged to boost funding commitments by $12.5bn to help countries adapt to the effects of climate change between 2020 and 2025.
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has announced that the airline is moving forward with its corporate social responsibility programme to reduce carbon emissions.
The European Commission has announced €34.275 million in humanitarian funding to help the most vulnerable people in the Great Lakes region in Africa.
In spite of a slight improvement in the food security situation since June 2019, more than half the population of South Sudan, some 6.35 million people, do not know where their next meal will come from, three United Nations agencies warned.
Agricultural innovation & technology hold key to poverty reduction in South Asia and Africa, World Bank
Developing countries need to dramatically increase agricultural innovation and the use of technology by farmers, to eliminate poverty, meet the rising demand for food, and cope with the adverse effects of climate change.
Angola's Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Economy and Planning, together with the UNCTAD discussed reforms to boost FDI for economic diversification, during the presentation of the Investment Policy Review (IPR) in Angola.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) country office in Zambia and the UN Nutrition Network have agreed to lead multi-agency commitments aimed at effective implementation of the country’s national food and nutrition agenda.
A South African business delegation is in Luanda, Angola in search of export market as part of the Outward Trade and Investment Mission.
African leaders have an opportunity to achieve long-term economic growth while minimizing environmental harm, according to a new report by FTI Consulting.
The need to invest in new avenues of social income has become the driving force for new inventions in waste management.
Development Bank of Southern Africa and Green Climate Fund forge partnership to boost climate investments
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) signed an agreement, which will kick-off a programme to accelerate investments into climate projects and break market barriers.
A UNDP-GEF partnership is promoting energy-saving stoves in rural communities in support of the government’s efforts to cut forest loss, clean up cooking, save lives and curb climate change.
COMESA Secretariat is working with the African Union Commission and UNDP to assist Member States develop bankable climate smart projects that will attract financing from the private sector.
Africa's key development partners formalize their commitment to address food and nutrition security in the continent
In partnership with the African Union, leaders of four multilateral agencies, AfDB, FAO, IFAD and the World Bank, called for a high-level meeting with development partners in Kigali, Rwanda at the first Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue.
The Government of Germany has contributed €1 million to cover for the basic food needs of Sahrawi refugees that the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is assisting in Algeria.
Humanitarian agencies are setting up innovative climate risk insurance policies to protect up to 1.3 million people in West Africa from catastrophic drought.
Averda partners with Ramco Systems to integrate processes for its employees in the Middle East and Africa
Averda partners with Ramco Systems to integrate processes of its employees in the Middle East and Africa.
Resilience must be boosted in Africa in response to climate change, according to participants at the high-level Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue hosted by the Government of Rwanda in Kigali.
A new report from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) shows that Ghana faces a harrowing rosewood problem of its own.
Macroeconomic management weakens, social inclusion policies improve slightly in Africa’s poorest countries, World Bank
Africa’s poorest countries saw little to no progress on average in improving the quality of their policy and institutional frameworks in 2018, according to the released World Bank’s annual Country Policy and Institutional Assessment.
A nation-wide tree planting initiative kicked off on the morning of Monday 29th July aimed at breaking the world record of planting 200 million saplings on a single day.
Desert Locust summer breeding, amplified by heavy rains, can pose a serious threat to agricultural production areas of Yemen, Sudan, Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia and northern Somalia during the next three months, FAO warns.
The Government of Japan and UNIDO have signed a funding agreement for a project to support a transition from conventional plastics to sustainable alternatives in South Africa.
Demand for financing and global knowledge remains strong in Middle East and North Africa, World Bank
The World Bank responded to strong demand from the Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA) during the financial year that ended on June 30th, 2019, with US$5.47 billion in new commitments to invest.
[Côte d’Ivoire] Economic outlook, why its time to produce Cocoa inclusively and responsibly, World Bank
The World Bank ninth economic update for Côte d’Ivoire confirms the positive trends noted in the past year but qualifies this assessment because of several risk factors, in particular the uncertainty linked to the 2020 presidential elections.
Ghana has become the third country to sign a landmark agreement with the World Bank that rewards community efforts to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.